| 127x210 mm, 20pages, green card cover,
hand sewn binding in violet twist.
Cover illustration: A micrograph of a sample of cyanophyte
ISBN 1903090 41 5
This sequence of poems was composed to honor Jerome Rothenberg on his
Pierre Joris is a poet/translator/professor at the University at Albany.
Click here to go to Pierre Joris' Homad Page
Click here to go to Samizdat 7, a special Joris / Rothenberg issue.
See below for an extract from The Rothenberg Variations.
from The Rothenberg Variations
ROTHENBERG VARIATION # 4: everything gives as horses give a language a town gives tigers a scarf gives voice a church even gives heart things no, a thunderbolt on a fish who quakes & raises us pursuing heart things a way even a language out-hinged but a way ROTHENBERG VARIATION # 9: ice hooks meat hooks white & black hooks the air listens no one sits burning we are all the dancer walks on air whose will raised tresses we have seen domains he possesses listen to what’s on tender hooks dreams fashioned in meat licking we sit face to face beneath a dream of mercy toward a sea drowns every black hook feeling a face wandering beneath ROTHENBERG VARIATION # 12: what a high hairy hell both troubled with bigger stein which wrapped world phantom iron down now a silver sky revolving around narrow bedposts green dead ones order out some frailty chaos a work of squalor princes says to us numbers circles that clock silence once yet fingers cool